This brief shares insights from six organizations and partnerships across the country that are pursuing two-generation approaches. Readers will learn how these organizations have aligned and combined funding to address the needs of parents and children at the same time. Policy recommendations also are available.

This publication is part of a series exploring the challenges that many organizations face when engaging in efforts that enable the whole family to succeed.


March 14, 2017

Advancing Two-Generation Approaches

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    Three types of funding strategies that organizations can use to support two-generation approaches.

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    Key funding sources for six organizations and partnerships addressing child and parent needs simultaneously.

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    Common funding challenges that organizations face when pursuing two-generation strategies.

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    The roles that policymakers and funders can play in supporting whole-family approaches.

Key Takeaway

Two-generation approaches; one essential question

In recent years, many organizations have set out to strategically weave together programs and services for children and adults. In doing so, they have faced a common question: What is the best way to fund approaches and programs that take the whole family into account? 

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